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This Barley Soup Will Nourish You on the Cusp of Kapha Season

Kapha season, or Vasant Ritu, is spring time—a time of year when the earth can be heavy and soggy from the spring rains and the winter snow melting. Our bodies tend to mimic what goes on in nature. In spring, we may feel this heaviness and wetness manifest in us as weight gain, bloating, lethargy, …

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Wellness, Naturally: Balancing Kapha in Winter

When you learn to look at the world from an Ayurvedic perspective, it won’t be long before your view on achieving and maintaining your own personal sense of wellness will become not only clearer, but also attainable in ways that you may not have thought possible. In this post, we’ll be focusing on the various …

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Going with the Flow - Spring Ayurveda Tips

Walking the Path: Going With the Flow in March

Going With the Flow March tends to be that time of year that is like a line from the movie Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.” It can come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, or serve up any number …

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Asparagus - Ayurvedic Recipe

Ayurvedic Recipes: Sauteed Asparagus with Slivered Almonds

Asparagus is known for its antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very low calorie – 10 calories per 100 grams. It’s low in fat and cholesterol, and high in fibre, folates, B vitamin complex, and vitamins K and E. This makes it a great food for March, where vata season is turning into …

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Wellness, Naturally: Balancing Kapha in Late Winter

As the winter months wear down and we come into the weeks before spring, kapha season begins to awaken. Ayurvedic medicine teaches us that our bodies mimic what takes place in the ebb and flow of nature’s seasons. While the vata dosha predominates in early winter, in late winter we find ourselves beginning to notice …

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Ayurveda Recipe: Chai Tea

Chai originated in India and the folklore surrounding the tea dates back between 5000 and 9000 years ago. Some say the reigning king created the recipe for Ayurvedic healing. The first Chai tea recipes varied in preparation and taste depending on the region, it was only in the 1930’s when black tea was introduced to the recipe. …

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The Pungent Taste: Spicing It Up With Ayurveda

  In this blog we are heating things up with pungent, the hottest of Ayurveda’s six tastes. Think spicy.  Pungent spices like chili peppers and wasabi titillate the taste buds while heating up the body — and the mind. The pungent taste is found in the following: • Peppers (green and red, habaneros, jalapenos) • Wasabi …

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Ayurveda Recipe: Sesame Cookies

As we ease into fall and the leaves begin to change we naturally move into a different rhythm and explore other ways to spend time. Getting creative in the kitchen can be a wonderful way to ground and nurture yourself. Read on for a delicious ayurvedic sesame cookie recipe, perfect for dunking in those warming …

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How Ayurveda Helped Me Love My Body

Like many young women, I grew up idolizing images of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and the Spice Girls, all of whom graced magazine covers with size 2 bodies and gave off the impression to five year old girls that it was normal to wear belly shirts everyday.   Mixed Messages and Me Now, I have …

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Yoga and Ayurveda

The benefits of Yoga and AYURVEDA Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences from the ancient wellness tradition of India. Ayurveda is a science for keeping the body in balance through right diet, exercise, meditation and herbs. In Ayurveda there are three body types (doshas): Vata dosha which is made up of ether and air Pitta dosha …

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